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Who will you elect to lead your public school next year?

It’s important to find out who is already campaigning for your local school board.


  • Public school teachers and staff deserve our support

  • Some of the school board meetings have become battlegrounds in the last few years but for whose benefit?

  • We need to support public education

Texas candidates are running earlier this year than ever before for a May 2023 election. It used to be they file in January 2023 with the district. Now the state cleared candidates to do some “intent to file” paperwork?

Do you know Brittany Hendrickson, Rachel Elliott, or Jim Westerheid? They are running for school board seats for McKinney ISD (MISD).

What are these candidates’ intentions for serving on the school board? The public comment videos below will provide some answers. My analysis of these school board comments by these candidates and their websites is that each of these candidates have several concerns about how MISD is managed.

I believe that McKinney Independent School District is doing a great job serving a diverse community:

· Rated the Best Place to Work by the Dallas Business Journal for a fifth year

· 100% teachers are certified

· 93% teachers have 3 or more years of experience

· 97.9% Graduation Rate

· 60% minority enrollment

· 24.0% of students are economically disadvantaged

· 15.3% of students are English language learners (For more stats, click here)

Below are hyperlinks:

· Candidates’ websites

· Current board member bios

· School board meeting recordings

Place 4 Brittany Hendrickson

Incumbent Amy Dankel

Place 5 Rachel Elliott

Incumbent Lynn Sperry

Place 6 Jim Westerheid

Incumbent Stephanie O’Dell

I have noted each time these candidates spoke in 2022 during the public comment period of MISD school board meetings.

2022 PUBLIC COMMENTS time stamped from 3 new candidates

Feb 22

· 6:40 Hendrickson

· 31:02 Elliott

Mar 22

· 3:03 Elliott

· 12:00 Hendrickson

Apr 26

· 10:10 Westerheid

· 27:18 Elliott

May 17

· 3:21 Elliott

May 31

· 37:25 Elliott

Jun 28

· 16:15 Elliott

· 41:50 Hendrickson

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